Eight Points of Reference for Commoning [...]

Elinor Ostrum identifies some necessities for a commons to truly work. You need spaces for conflict resolution, clear identification of who maintains what, and a method of punishing violations.

Commons do not exist in a perfect world, but rather in one that is hostile to commons. Therefore it is important that commoners be aware of the treasure they hold in their hands, to preserve it and help it flourish. (Source)

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